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Screenwriter David Hannam shares tips for would-be TV writers – Sunday September 24, 2023

Screenwriter and producer David Hannam has a slate of original projects in development in Australia and the UK. He is a writer and executive producer on Acorn’s first Australian original drama Darby and Joan, starring Bryan Brown and Greta Scacchi, which was released in August 2022 to critical acclaim. He is currently developing season two, after consulting and writing for Paramount+ music industry thriller Paper Dolls.

Here, he shares some tips and tricks of the trade ahead of a Masterclass with Media Mentors Australia.

How and when did you get into writing for screen (and was it always an ambition of yours)?

My writing career is a fortunate accident. In a biopic, it’d go something like this …

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